How To: Load a Private Version of jQuery with Require.JS

AMD Loaders Rock! I have been using require.js (an AMD loader) to do allot of client side development and can't really imagine starting any decent size project (App) without it.  It allows you to break up your code into modules that are loaded along with their dependencies (other modules). This design patters allows for greater … Continue reading How To: Load a Private Version of jQuery with Require.JS

How To Get Information About a SharePoint List Item Using its URL

I recently had the need to get information about an Document Library item based on that item's URL. Particularly I was looking to know the item's ID and the List Name/ID that it belong to so that could the use the GetListItems operation of the Lists web services (using SOAP interface). All I had was … Continue reading How To Get Information About a SharePoint List Item Using its URL

JavaScript How To : Deferred Code Execution with jQuery Deferreds

When building web applications I often need to execute pieces of code only after a certain condition has been met. If you use jQuery, then you are probably aware of the Deferred functionally it provides when working with Ajax calls or animations. But what if your want to use it to check some other condition … Continue reading JavaScript How To : Deferred Code Execution with jQuery Deferreds

How to Check if jQuery Selection is Attached to DOM

I was looking for a quick way to check if a existing jQuery selection object remained attached to DOM. I had this need because while working with jQuery UI's datepicker widget, I noticed that when you click the 'next'/'prev' button on the calendar, they are actually removed from DOM and new ones are created. This … Continue reading How to Check if jQuery Selection is Attached to DOM

SharePoint – Show Item ID on View and Edit Forms using jQuery

While working on a project to customize a SharePoint site for use in managing Scrum, I came across the need to always show the ID of an item on the Edit (EditForm.aspx) and Display forms (DispForm.aspx). The team needed a quick way to identify what backlog user story they were working on as well as … Continue reading SharePoint – Show Item ID on View and Edit Forms using jQuery

Sharepoint UI Widgets – Upload and PickUsers

Approximately two years ago, as part of my yearly "continued self improvement" review with my Director, I choose to learn more about SharePoint and customizing it to meet specific business needs. In my case, I developed (sorry: designed (I know how those .net folks can get offended 🙂 ) a Content Management System for storing … Continue reading Sharepoint UI Widgets – Upload and PickUsers